Updated: Feb 10
As discussed in the original post Our Feet Our Foundation, the primary function of the feet are to serve as the foundation of the body. Our feet, a fraction of our bodies mass carries the weight of it all. Our feet also play a major role in our body's alignment and steadiness; both influence our timetable and condition of arrival.
Since so much is riding on them perhaps we should take time to invest in the care of them and care for them well. To do this we must educate ourselves on their anatomy and learn from the pathologies of others
Our feet are our beliefs. Just like our physical feet these beliefs are the foundation of our spiritual bodies. While our spiritual bodies may be housed in our physical one it is in a world of its own. Battling things that the physical cannot. Knowing this we should take care of it as well.
Our spirit has an anatomy all its own and its development is influenced by our internal and external environment. Since my beliefs are biblically based so will my perspective be when Spiritually Speaking.
This brings me to the foundation to my spiritual body, or the Anatomy of Spiritual Feet - That Word! Yep the Holy Bible, The Good News, The Gospel, The Good Book.
The Bible has two main sections that consist of 66+ books depending on which version (not translation) you are consuming. Breaking The Bible down has taken teams lifetimes, heck generations so I won't attempt. Two awesome FREE resources are @youversion and @thebibleproject to learn more
Imagine you are barefoot standing tall and strong, feet hip width distance apart, spine erect, shoulders back and dropped, chin leveled and gaze forward. You're steady and fine. Now imagine a ball is placed under your two feet. How are you standing now? Do you regain your balance and the loss of your harmony? Now remove the ball and picture a book. Closed you may have the same issues as with the ball though not as intense do to the books flat surface. Now imagine it opened, enough space for each foot, actually becoming a cushion between you and the floor.
The ball is the world
The book is the word
The Influence of The World
In The World Not Of The World
Just as binding of the feet has a hideous background that to us civilized folks seems barbaric, binding of The Word does as well. I know that we think because people are not being imprisoned or killed for preaching The Gospel that all is well. That there is freedom for the believer but is there. Or have we just like with our feet subscribed to a milder version of the same thing. One that no longer requires brute force to inflict rather is self-inflicted in small doses on a regular basis. The result the same and the efforts way less.
Yes we too are binding The Word, stunting the growth of the Body and causing misalignment, chronic pain and more to run rapid about. We do this in a variety of ways, but all are foolish attempts to blend in with the culture and leave no man behind (both ideas are completely unbiblical)
Shoes are the barriers to the world, they are the fences we put up to keep us spiritually safe. They are our weak unbiblical attempts to control the spiritual experience. All of which is usually justified with scripture and may even come from well meaning ignorance such as not wanting to scare people off, we want to ease them into things.
The entire time though these fences, this 'control' is destroying what it really is all about, the experience, the coming together of the spirit and the world to form something new. contrary to popular belief we ARE NOT GOING UP TO HEAVEN! Heaven will come down to earth and the two will be made one as it was intended from the very beginning. There was never to be a separation of church (the body) and source (I Am).
These sad attempts cause the spiritual body experience imbalance and disharmony; on both a macro and micro level. It is seen in the inner-G of one and the energy of everything.
Assessment is ongoing and should be apart of yourself regulation process. Determining alignment again is going to depend on your belief systems. There can be numerous exercises, depending on your belief systems, to attain and maintain alignment. They can usually be found in your belief systems literature. A common practice used for innerworkings amongst many ancient and modern systems is meditation. Usually this meditation is done using mantras or affirmations from the literature. While there are many active ways to practice meditation, there is one passive way that you can incorporate it into your life, through rest. The intentional practice of regular rest should be one we adopt. Naps, sabbaths, vacations are all ways we can practice rest, breaks, detox. Just remember these are seasons not lifestyles.
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